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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta' (Doublefile Viburnum)

Japanese snowball 'Shasta', Doublefile Viburnum 'Shasta', Double File Viburnum 'Shasta', Japanese Snowball Bush 'Shasta'


A multi-season beauty, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta' (Doublefile Viburnum) is a dense, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub without equal when it comes to flowering. In late spring, it is almost entirely covered with flat-topped, lacecap-like clusters, 6 in. wide (15 cm), of large, showy, snow-white flowers which extend along the branches and above the foliage in double rows. They give way to abundant, egg-shaped, bright red fruits in mid summer which mature to black and provide a summer picnic for birds. The strongly-veined, dark green foliage turns burgundy red to purplish red in fall. Its compact habit makes 'Shasta' a great addition to small gardens. Introduced in 1979 by the U.S. National Arboretum

  • Grows with a rounded, dense, spreading habit up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 9-12 ft. wide (270-360 cm)
  • Winner of the Gold Medal Award of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisturewell-drained soils. Thrives in moist loams but this plant is tolerant of a wide range of soils, provided they are evenly moist. 
  • Perfect as specimen plant or in shrub borders, striking hedges and screens and foundation plantings
  • Attractive to bird and butterflies!
  • Low maintenance, this plant has no serious insect or disease problems
  • Prune as required immediately after flowering.
  • Native to China and Japan
  • Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 9' – 12' (270cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 108" – 144" (270cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 9' – 12' (270cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 108" – 144" (270cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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